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TSS: I didn’t participate in the Bloggiesta, but …

tssbadge1Well, it’s Sunday afternoon now and I think the Bloggiesta is officially over.  On Friday I decided not to officially participate.  I had a blog tour review up, so I didn’t want to knock it off the top by posting again, and to be honest I didn’t really feel like catching up on my reviews, which is the task I really need to get on top of. I wrote one and that was about it.  Regardless, in the proper spirit, I have been making some improvements this weekend.  I added a few widgets to my sidebar, updated my meta tags, finally switched to feedburner, and signed up for sitemeter, which is looking pretty pathetic right now given that I only put it on a couple of hours ago.

So, I don’t actually know if all of my normal subscribers will be seeing this, I will be publishing a sticky post to remind anyone who hasn’t seen a post from me lately, but please click here to switch to my new feed!

I haven’t been doing much reading this weekend.  This week I did manage to keep to my new reading schedule of library book, review copy, and then oldest book in my current possession.  I’ve been reading Land of Marvels by Barry Unsworth, which has proven to be much better than expected.  Perhaps it’s because I like archaeology, but I’m also finding the character interactions to be very engaging.  I’ll be finishing it tomorrow and starting Crossed by Nicole Galland.  I’m hoping for a number of books in the mail this week so I’m likely to break my pattern then, but since I’m expecting among others The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, I don’t think I will find myself regretting the change!

What are you planning on reading this week?


10 comments to TSS: I didn’t participate in the Bloggiesta, but …

  • This week I’m hoping to read a few books from my library pile and at least one of my own. Happy reading.

  • I love the little favicon (I think I got the name right, but not sure!) Anyway – it’s very cute!

    rhapsodyinbooks’s last blog post..Sunday Salon – Review of “Princess Academy” by Shannon Hale

  • I wasn’t an official participant in the Bloggiesta either, but I did do a couple of the mini-challenges.

    Kathy’s last blog post..Another Challenge!

  • I’m continuing with my Borgia kick with a couple of fiction books and one nonfiction that I’m hoping to get to. And I’m trying to make a bigger dent in my Countdown Challenge. Here’s to success for us all! :-)


    Lezlie’s last blog post..RENEGADE

  • I didn’t do Bloggiesta officially, either, but I’ve been working on site improvements, too. I’m confused by the meta tags, how does one add them? I clicked the meta widget thingy, but do I do more? I’ve got a post in draft with a bunch of my unofficial Bloggiesta stuff, too. It was highly contagious, was it not?

    The Kool-Aid Mom’s last blog post..TSS ~ Meme Meme Meme Sunday

  • I did not do Bloggiesta either, although I did manage to a review done (which I needed to do anyway) and a couple of easy posts prepped for the next couple of weeks. I do like to be ahead of schedule, but it so rarely happens. I’m usually a fly by the seat of my pants blogger. :-)

    I hope you have a great week! I hope to finish the two books I am reading now and start a short story collection. I just have to decide which one. :-)

    Literary Feline’s last blog post..Sunday Salon: Happy Summer!

  • I was doing Bloggiesta and I think you got more done than I did! Have a great week.

    Marg’s last blog post..Miranda’s Big Mistake by Jill Mansell

  • Sounds like you accomplished some good stuff! I’ve got to make the switch to Feedburner too, but I’m lazy and new technological things scare me.

    I haven’t yet decided what I want to read this week. My last two books were rather disappointing, so I’m going to think good and hard about what I want to tackle next.

    Memory’s last blog post..Music Mundays: Pairing Music With Books

  • I didn’t really feel like catching up on my reviews, which is the task I really need to get on top of.

    LOL, I know exactly what you mean! I participated in Bloggiesta, but didn’t do very many reviews!

    I switched to Feedburner recently too, but my impression was that previous subscribers were switched automatically. Is that not true?

    avisannschild’s last blog post..Bloggiesta update #3: Wrap-up post

    • Meghan

      Well, I had tried it out a couple of months ago and nothing happened. I installed a new plugin with it this time and everyone did switch automatically, but I didn’t expect it to happen so I figured better mention it!